One thing to keep in mind about Stonetown is that all (okay almost all) the buildings look old and a bit decrepit. So, you can't hold that against any one hotel. Abuso Inn is one of those places- the rooms and some parts of the hotel seem like they could use a little TLC. But, the staff keep it really clean and the front desk service is very helpful. Becca was wonderful and doubled as both chef in the morning and concierge. As we were there during low season, and there were lots of rooms available at different hotels, we bargained for the price of our room.
The rooms (from what we saw) were large and had lots of windows. During our 5 night stay, sometimes we just used the fan and other nights we ran the AC. Both which worked great. There was no window in the bathroom so it was covered with cardboard. We were worried about mosquitoes but the staff do a good job of spraying down the room so we encountered a handful of mosquitoes total at most! Our net had a small hole but we easily worked around it. The internet worked great in our room but did not reach the terrace where it's nice to hang out during the day. The lobby area is fairly dark so in terms of common space, the terrace is the best.
Breakfast was good, not great, but good. We were served eggs to order, fruit, sweet bread & chapati and juice. But eating on the terrace raises the breakfast quality.
The hotel is right in the heart of Stonetown. We easily walked to all the sights. Right around Forodhani- it's nice to go to the food night market.
- Also Known As:
- Abuso Hotel Stone Town
- Abuso Inn Zanzibar/Stone Town